The Ubuntu System settings is often referred to the GNOME system settings. Use this tag if you have trouble using the System Settings in Ubuntu.

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My system setting gear disappeared from the dock, how do I get it back?

All I did was install some applications and they filled up the dock, but now the system setting gear is missing and when I try to open it from the " about this computer " pull down window it doesn't ...
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Unable to Edit Display Settings in 15.04

I just installed 15.04 on a new machine, and when I click on the gear icon in the top right, click System Settings, and click Displays, nothing happens. The window closes/crashes. How can I fix this? ...
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Blank Screen after logged in (only desktop wallpaper showing)

When I logged in to my Ubuntu, it shows blank screen (showing only desktop wallpaper, not black screen). I tried to open terminal from Ctrl+Alt+T but it does not work. The issue seems like when I kill ...
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Change language after button release

Is there a way to change language when i press Alt+Shift, and then I release the last key? At the moment language is changed after I press the last key, before I release it. Because of that many ...
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Analog sound output does not appear in “Sound settings”

I recently moved my computer, and after I set my speakers up again, I've had problems with outputting sound on them. It just doesn't work. The sound card is a Asus Xonar DX. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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Software & updates won't open. Possibly downloaded something for 14.10 on accident somehow

I can't open "Software and updates" in 14.04 LTS. I've tried multiple restarts and unplugging and replugging various USB devices (I read that somewhere, sounded silly but couldn't hurt to try!) and it ...
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Can't Change 100+ Size System Font

I accidentally changed the font size in system settings to over 100. Now when I log into my account, every text in menus is over 100, making everything ginormous. This makes going back to the system ...
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Sound settings not working after login

Up until login the sound settings in top right corner appear fine. After I login though it shows the muted icon and sound settings are all disabled. The sound plays but I can't change volume outside ...
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How to add applications to GNOME (3.16) Control Center (no Unity)

Previous threads on AskUbuntu are from 2012 and the method used there is no longer supported. It looks like GNOME has closed off the control center for modifications (simply editing .desktop files won'...
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ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet pavillion x360 system settings

I have been using Ubuntu 15.04 for a while on a Pavillion x360. Everything worked perfect! After the last time I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I started getting error messages. ...
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System Settings vs Settings?

So I've upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 15.04 (which I regret, but it'll be an interesting learning experience and I'll see how I get along with other problems I've encountered so far as I've ...
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What environment variable should I use to set a default web browser?

I'm trying to set my default web browser as google chromium inside of either my .bashrc or .profile. What Environment Variable do I need to set in order to achieve this? Edit: Here's some more ...
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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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¿How to install TP-LINK TL-WN722N on Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install my TL-WN722N. I'v seen several tutorials on how, but the don't seem to stick... I've seen that it is supported by ubuntu, I "lsub" it and it does ...
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Why is Gedit set as default calendar app in Ubuntu?

Just wondering why is a text editor (Gvim or Gedit) set as the default calendar app in Ubuntu. Does any one know the reason why?
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The white on my screen is too bright, how should I adjust the gamma?

Using Ubuntu 14.04, on my screen, the white is too bright. Especially on chrome or other browsers the white background is too bright. Someone advised me to adjust the gamma, but how do I do this?
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Internet connection periodically fails

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition in my new computer . I have a problem with the internet connection (Ethernet). Actually, my internet works for 20 seconds and it stops for 40 to 60 ...
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How to re-enable PrintScreen shortcut to fire ksnapshot?

In the past I used to fire ksnapshot by hitting the "Print Screen" key on my keyboard. Since some time now (< 1 year, I am running Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE v4.13.3) this is not happening anymore. ...
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How to restore deleted startup applications

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 I have accidentally remove some of my startup applications from the "Startup Applications Preferences" GUI, and I don't know what they were, is there a log somewhere which ...
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Software & Updates “Installable from CD-ROM/DVD” section

I have noticed that when going System Settings > Software & Updates > Ubuntu Software, that there is a section there called Installable from CD-ROM/DVD section: What is this section, what ...
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Disks Utility Drive Settings – how does it work? (no documentation available)

The Disks Utility gnome-disk-utility 3.10.0 has a lot of neat functions, but I can not find a documentation, especially about the options at Drive Settings. There can be several like Standby Time, ...
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How can I have my display settings automatically restored after I play a full-screen game?

When I play a full screen game on Ubuntu (Gnome, Kde, XFCE doesn't matter) the game decides what the monitor settings should be and then when the game is over I'm stuck with those settings. Is there ...
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Not able to add user image in Ubuntu 14.04

There is an option to add user image/photograph under User Accounts in System Settings. But whenever I try to add an user image, the system settings freeze and I have to kill it using xkill command. ...
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What are the 'Other Software' PPAs?

In my "System Settings > Software & Updates > Other Software" section I have always (since install) had the two at the top disabled, and seem to always had these Independent ones which say that ...
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Is there an application like the GNOME system settings which is more modular (remove some devices, leave others)?

I'm looking for a GUI application which works as nicely as Ubuntu's system settings, except that it lets me remove some of the items in it without the whole thing crashing. In the current GUI, ...
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Program startup lags at fresh 14.04 LTS Install [closed]

When starting 'Nautilus' Filemanager or 'System Settings' (here especially the printer dialog) the startup of theses programs sometimes lag for up to 30 seconds. Then the programs start and work ...
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Screen was splitted and look like windows lens

Anyone please help to disable it!!!! Its Xubuntu 14.04 3.13.0-45-generic trusty Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 4096 x 4096 VGA-1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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No Date and Time on 14.10

When starting up my machine (Ubuntu 14.10) just now I have noticed that the bit in the top bar which tells me the date and time is gone, and I am unable for some strange reason to change the Date &...
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How to re-install system-settings?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 I tried to install im-switch, but it uninstalled im-config and language support, making system setting very difficult, my system-setting page becomes this And I've re-installed ...
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Intermitent dissapearence of mouse speed option

So, I just noticed that my computer (A desktop running 14.04 LTS) doesn't have the option to adjust the speed of my mouse, unless I plug in a certain mouse. (A really old one, to be specific.) However,...
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System settings do not persist after restarting [duplicate]

Whenever I change any system setting in Ubuntu 14.04 (namely brightness and some props in Synaptics), they never persist after rebooting. I have Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with Windows 8. How can I make ...
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I cannot find my system settings icon

I do not know what it is called. But I am missing the gear and wrench icon that come with Ubuntu and hangs out in the launch bar. It's not anything advanced. It's like Windows Control Panel. From ...
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System settings stopped showing up

After I have placed my hard drive with Ubuntu 14.04.1 in a new pc system settings won't show up. I have tried: sudo apt-get install unity-control-center but I get this Reading package lists... ...
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Difference between update servers

If you go into the "Software & Updates" in "System Settings", it gives you the option for the "Main Server" or "Server for your country" ("your country" replaced by the name of your country), what ...
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Desktop Wallpaper Keeps Changing

Using Trusty Tahr on Dell Inspiron 64 bit. I installed desktopnova to change the wallpapers, but then uninstalled it completely. Surprisingly, the wallpaper still keeps changing, possibly every 15 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Gnome 3.10 = cannot open settings

I've encountered a problem. After some time of using my ubuntu 14.04 + gnome shell i happend not to be able to open system settings. When I open it usually just nothing happens or system error occurs ...
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Make Gmusicbrowser default music player

This program doesn't appear in the "Default applications" > "Music" menu at "System settings" > "Details". I know that is posible to manually set every audio format to open with it. But is there a way ...
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Change only one display orientation from terminal

I am starting to work with 2 displays on Ubuntu. One of them is rotateable, so I can use it easily in both landscape and portrait mode. But I world prefer to have ability to change orientation setting ...
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the system settings icon disappeard, how to restore it?

The systems settings icon, i.e., the gear wheel in the screenshot here with yellow circle suddenly disappeared. I have no more information to offer because it just suddenly disappeared. How to restore ...
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Lots of items are missing in system settings, what should I do?

I don't know when this happened, but lots of configuration items are missing What should I install? Specifically I need to configure the keyboard settings.
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What is the use of Hidden folders in home?

I saw so many hidden folders when I pressed Ctrl+H in my home folder ! their names are starting with a dot (.) ! like .themes , .config and etc.. Can I please get to know what can I do with those ...
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Unable to remove advertising from Dash searches because of lack of “Security” item in System Settings

Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Optiplex GX520. Launchpad suggested reinstalling System Settings, but that did not work.
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Unable to resolve “E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.”

In Ubuntu 12.04,I am trying to install less and handlers using npm.While installing npm I found this error sudo apt-get install npm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Transparent content in settings windows

After reinstalling Ubuntu 14.10 less than a day before, I now have the following issue: The background of the content section of every window in the system settings (except the overview) is ...
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Can't access System Settings or Catalyst!

Recently I did a "clean" install of Ubuntu 14.10 and I had everything running fine, using my AMD Radeon HD 6630M as the default graphics card, without issue (I have one of those stupid dual-graphics ...
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Can't find “Background” in system settings

So, recently I upgraded to 14.10 and since then I experienced some problems but slowly I managed to solve most of them. I used Gnome for while but few days ago I changed back to Unity and today when I ...
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Where is System Settings in Lubuntu 14.04?

I need to get to the sound settings and change the output to HDMI. From the menu, bottom left, I can choose System Tools or Preferences but neither contain a link to sound settings, which apparently ...
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Ubuntu 14.10(Utopic Unicorn), Displays menu is Broken?

I recently upgraded to 14.10 from 14.04 from the software center, 2 days later I changed my Desktop Background from Settings-Displays , I may have updated the system with minor 3 to 10 MB updates from ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - login profile pic cannot be changed

I have recently performed a fresh install of Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I have 2 users setup to gain access to the system. The problem - i know it is not so much of a critical problem.. only aesthetic - is ...